For Again

For the beauty Earth displays

Mountains, valleys, lakes, and skies

For the life which all our days

6-photo collage of plants

Over and around us lies

Collage for Thanksgiving post

God of all, to you I raise
This my song of grateful praise

 

For the beauty of the hours
Of the day and of the night

6-photo collage for Thanksgiving post

Vistas large and tiny flowers

Lowering skies and morning light

6-photo collage for Thanksgiving post

God of all, to you I raise
This my song of grateful praise

 

For the joy of loving bonds
Partners, siblings, parents, friends

Friends on Earth and friends above
Those on whom we still depend

God of all, to you I raise
This my song of grateful praise

 

For the joy of dazzled eyes

6-photo collage of extraordinary birds

For both grown and built delights

6-photo collage for Thanksgiving post

For construction wizardry

3-photo collage for Thanksgiving post

Faces seen in passing sights

God of all, to you I raise
This my song of grateful praise

 

For each lovely gift from you

Lightening each passing mile

For the joys of solemn hue

For all silly thoughts and smiles

God of all, to you I raise
This my song of grateful praise

 

With thanks to Folliott S. Pierpoint (1835 – 1917) for the original words.

See last year’s post here.

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10 Responses to For Again

  1. Marion says:

    Beautiful, thank you Isabel, and Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I live in a place of great loveliness. My computer opens each time with some spectacular professional photo from esoteric places. Yet, your thanksgiving kaleidoscope brings delights and laughter that Microsoft never hints at and opens my eyes to new beauties that surround me. Thank you for raising the chorus of praise even higher! A blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. Jim Robertson says:

    Very nice images/memories to be thankful for Isabel.

    Nicely put together

  4. This is a truly memorable piece. Thank you both for the genuine sentiments expressed and for the work you put into the creation. Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. barbara carlson says:

    We live like Kings of the distant past. 😀
    If you have a bed to sleep in, a roof over your head, a fridge to put food in and a safe place to shit, you are better off than 75% of the rest of the world.
    And, I am very, very grateful (even under “House Arrest”).

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Barbara – We live better than past kings. They didn’t have running water, central air, decent wine, or cat videos. How did they manage?

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